Planning for success: the status quo is failure

TCCS decisions should be made to align the best “plan for success” (strategy) but in fact the decisions are still made under the “illusion of continuity”, that our car centric ways can be continued indefinitely. The climate change emergency is ignored and with it, we fail to plan for a future that looks different to the past. The traffic modelling and thinking in TCSS has a bias towards the status quo and inhibits the transition of our transport culture to a low carbon one.

Shifting baselines: a cognitive bias towards the status quo

Our memory is very short, so we quickly lose perspective of what was, and take the new as the natural order of things, as though it always was, but there is nothing normal about it. This article relates to the environment but it can be applied to our culture and seen in politics.